Since their Championship promotion this season, Wigan have only added one fresh face to their squad during the transfer window. That man, Ryan Nyambe, has yet to feature for the club too and it means that the Latics are largely playing right now with the same first-team squad that won the League One title. However, before the window shuts, boss Leam Richardson should ensure he brings in a few more signings to the DW Stadium to make sure the club are able to stay in the division.
One player the Latics could try and pick up in a bit of a bargain deal is Joe Ward from Peterborough United. With the player having already played plenty of games in both the Championship and League One, he has the knowhow and experience for Wigan to benefit from having him in their squad. He’s versatile, so could fill a few positions of need, and he’s also capable of a few goals in a team too. (more…)
The start of the 2022/23 Championship campaign is just around the corner as Leam Richardson’s men prepare for their return to the second tier. It was an impressive campaign for the Latics who were crowned as League One champions on the last day of the season. But the transfer window has been a relatively quiet one so far for the club, who are yet to bring in anyone of note. Here we look at Wigan Athletic’s three five fixtures in their 2022/23 Championship campaign and try to predict the outcome of each…
As Ryan Lowe enters his first full season as Preston North End boss, he will surely be looking to improve upon last term’s shortcomings. The Lancashire club have already brought in a number of big hitters with players such as Ben Woodburn and Robbie Brady set to play for the Lilywhites next season. Preston North End have already improved a number of positions and could overwhelm the Latics as they may not have fully adjusted to the step up in divisions. (more…)
Sunderland will have to fend off the interest of Wigan Athletic in Everton loanee Nathan Broadhead if they want to sign the striker permanently. The two newly promoted English Championship clubs are set to battle it out for Broadhead during this summer’s transfer window as revealed by media outlet Liverpool World.
League One outfit Fleetwood Town have confirmed the release of former Wigan Athletic star Anthony Pilkington. The news of his release was confirmed via a statement from the club earlier this week. It was stated that the former Wigan Athletic winger will leave Fleetwood Town when his current deal with the club expires at the end of next month.
The Chelsea duo of Reece James and Antonio Rudiger are on course to return from injury ahead of the rescheduled Premier League encounter with hosts Manchester United. Former Wigan Athletic star James and German defender Rudiger bothmissed the 1-0 home win over London rivals West Ham United in the league on Sunday due to injury, but they could return for the game at Old Trafford on Thursday night.
In what will come as a brilliant news for Wigan Athletic and their fans, they are srt to welcome back their star player Tom Pearce back from injury. Wigan helped the player mark a return from injury for the first time and played the left-back for their Under-23s yesterday against Sheffield Wednesday. Pearce, 23, got some valuable minutes under his belt for the development side.
League One promotion hopefuls Wigan Athletic have snapped up St Mirren Jamie McGrath have signed a two-year and a half contract with the club. The Latics snapped up the player who had just six months left on his contract from the Scottish side. St Mirren had been keen to tie the player on a new contract but had to accept losing him now instead of being a free agent in the summer.
Jamie McGrath who has had a sort of revival over the last year, got his first call up to the Irish National team last year. The 25-year-old ended the year by making 6 appearances as Ireland tried to fight for a spot at the world cup later in the year. The player made his football debut for St. Patrick Athletic where he won back-to-back League Cups in 2015 and 2016. He won the Club’s Young Player of the year in 2016 before being snapped up at Dundalk.
Hull City striker Josh Magennis has agreed a deal to return to League One to play for Wigan Athletic. According to The Athletic, Magennis has decided to leave English Championship side Hull City to sign for the Latics.
Wigan Athletic suffered demotion from the English Championship two seasons after they had points deducted for going into administration. The Latics thenfinished just above the relegation last season as they narrowly missed out on demotion to League Two football. Wigan Athletic occupied the last safe place on the League One table at the end of last season.
Republic of Ireland international James McClean has been nominated for the PFA Vertu Fans’ Player of the Month for October 2021. The Irish winger was rewarded for his impressive outings in the colours of the Latics during the period under review.